General Plans

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The struggling, industrial South Bay city of Carson wants to shake its image as the site of Los Angeles' landfills and waste treatment plants. It has embarked on a $1 million overhaul of its general plan, despite having a $4.1 million budget gap.
Daily Breeze
April 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
After the defeat of Measure S, Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni explains how a slew of new planning reforms will help move the city forward.
The Planning Report
March 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
Houston isn't freezing over. But, after decades of unbridled, un-zoned development, a new mayor, new planning director, and a raft of civic activists are promoting a general plan for the famously laissez-faire city.
The Architect's Newspaper
Feature
November 12, 2012, 4pm PST
The 1970 Concept Los Angeles plan is a history lesson for urban planners and a vision of what the city could have looked like.
Cate Miller
September 29, 2011, 11am PDT
The city of Austin has released a new 197 page planning document to manage its population growth and inform planning decisions for the next three decades.
American Statesman
April 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
As cities like Long Beach and Santa Monica get more focused on urban design, their general plans become more and more proscriptive.
The Architect's Newspaper